Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Don't worry Jessi got her chance too
It was so fun to have family here over Christmas and we enjoyed their company. They were the best kind to have...the kind that's willing to sleep in the trailer outside. Thank you guys for coming, I hope it wasn't too boring for you with no children!
A few of the gifts I was really excited about this year were:
I made the boys quilts for their beds using Rich's Tshirts that hold memories for him. they love anything that has to do with him. I was even able to incorporate some shirts that Redden made for him in school. It put them to good use where I guarantee they wouldn't have had any.
I made a a digital scrapbook for my boys called "Oh Happy Day" Full of fun pictures that for sure would never end up in a book
I received a gift from my husband that on many occassions has made me cry (SERIOUSLY). I got a mixer for the first time in my married life. I got a bosch mixer on a steal of a deal and an electric wheat grinder to support my homemade wheat bread habit. I for the last year and a half have been making 100% whole wheat bread by hand. Once I got pregnant and lost the feeling in my arms, I had to start taking my ingredients to a friends house to use her mixer as it caused to much pain to mix it by hand like I was used to. Now that I've had Jessi and the feeling has come back, it doesn't matter because I HAVE A MIXER!!!!! I tell myself all the time that atleast I know how to do it by hand just incase we ever don't have power. It was the experience.
Anyways...I'm thankful for:
Prophets who have instructed us to have food storage (you should have seen the number of Number 10 cans in my recycle bin)
The knowledge of making homemade bread
Having a wheat grinder to be able to make the bread
Family and the opportunity we had to be together and their willingness to travel despite the danger they were in.
It was eventful, stressful, fun, exciting, relaxing, tiring, and a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget even with the bad mixed in. Thank you to everyone who came to support our family in these wonderful times for our children. We love you all and to those of you who couldn't make it, we miss you.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The kids making mangers and a baby Jesus Jessi's lovin the ward Christmas PartyThis Anne Leptich from my ward being Santa's helper elf making hot cocoa. She was Ray Yamauchi's old High School girl friend.This is Francis "Pond" Westover. Grandma Janice's friend from Good Ole' Grace High School who is currently in my ward at church. She was Mrs. Claus. It's a small world! The Hay Ride